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Director, Universal Karate Studios
Master Richard L. Brown, Shihan, 8th Degree Black Belt
Universal Karate Do
Director, Universal Karate Studios
About UNIVERSAL KARATE STUDIOS
UNIVERSAL KARATE STUDIOS is family-owned and operated right here in San Antonio, Tx. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.
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UKS MASTER INSTRUCTOR
The Chief Master Instructor of Universal Karate Studios is Master Richard L. Brown. He earned an 8th Degree Black Belt with 40 years experience in a system of martial arts called Universal Karate Do. Also, Master Brown shares a wealth of academia with a Bachelor of Science and Occupational Education, Associates of Applied Science in Management, Wayland Baptist University, Associate of Applied Science in Education and Training, Community College of the Air Force and Associates of Applied Science in Kinesiology degree, Palo Alto College. In addition, Master Brown retired as a Master Seargent in the USAF Reserves after serving 33 years active duty and reserve. He shares the philosophy of dedication, honor, obedience, and loyalty with his students believes in the AF credo, “Excellence in all we do.”
With his wealth of martial arts experience, Master was assigned the rank of SHIHAN and wears a red and white belt known as Renshi to signify professorship in Karate do. Our system of martial arts is a comprehensive training program founded in 1975 and is comprised of traditional Korean and Japanese martial arts. Master Brown also holds Black Belt ranks in Tang Soo Do and Kuk Sool Won.
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, he was a nationally top ranked competitor winning many championships in Forms, sparring, and weapons categories. As a mentor, he is stern, caring, and a great leader who ensures that all UKS staff are well trained. Our students enjoy karate training and are taught to set goals and achieve them. Giving up is never an option."Success is for those who work for it".
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KARATE CLASSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Sensei Patricia Cantu
4th Dan Black Belt
Sensei Pat has studied karate for over 19 years while raising 3 children, attending college, and teaching full time at Universal Karate Studios. She enjoys teaching the children's classes to help them develop life skills to improve discipline, confidence, and overall healthy lifestyles.
Sensei Juan Martinez
2nd Dan Black Belt
Sensei Martinez has studied karate for over 17 years with Universal Karate studios and is a great example and role model for students. He is presently an Arson Investigator for the City of San Antonio with over 12 years experience as a San Antonio Fire Fighter. He served as a member of a Survival team deployed to NYC during the 9/11 disaster. During that time, he also served as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves for 14 years. He enjoys training and teaching kids and adults martial arts.
Universal Karate Studios Staff
Sensei Adam Patesel
1st Dan Black Belt
Sempei Patesel is a motivated instructor who enjoys karate training and gets joy from helping people develop their martial arts skills while accomplishing personal goals. He is a family man who knows what it takes to encourage kids to do their best to be successful
Sempei Larry Cook
Black Belt Candidate
Sempei Cook is a loyal hard working instructor with a disciplined military background from his years in the U.S. Army serving in Germany. Sempei commonly works with students to assist them with challenging karate basics. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with children as well as adults.
Sempei Ashley Schroeder
Black Belt Candidate
Sempei Ashley is an energetic instructor who teaches every student with care and understanding. She makes every class enjoyable for students to learn while ensuring the karate discipline is not being compromised. Sempei enjoys competing in sparring competitions and encourages students to meet challenges head on when equipped with the proper martial skills to deal with physical and mental adversity.
Sempei Mathew Serna Valdez
Shodan- 1st Dan Black Belt
Sempei Mathew is an strong instructor who teaches every student with patience. He makes every class enjoyable for students to learn while ensuring the karate discipline is not being compromised. Sempei enjoys competing in sparring and Jujitsu competitions and encourages students to meet challenges head on when equipped with the proper martial skills to deal with physical and mental adversity. Through ROTC Military Training, his leadership skills play a major part in the integrity he demonstrates in and out of the dojo.
Sempei Kevin O'Hara
Yudansha Black Belt
Sempei O'hara is an intelligent instructor with a positive attitude. He challenges students to always make their best effort in whatever activity they participate in, while ensuring the karate discipline is not being compromised. With seven years karate experience, Sempei enjoys competing in sparring and Jujitsu competitions and encourages students to meet challenges head on. He has won many awards at karate tournaments and shares his experience with students.
Sensei Chris Patrie
Nidan- 2nd Dan Black Belt
Sensei Chris Patrie is a karate practitioner with experience in martial arts as well as life skills. He is a retired United States Air Force pilot and presently flies for Southwest Airlines. he is a family man likes to spend time making films. His strong work ethic allows him the drive to assist students to reach their health and fitness goals.